SMITH, 2014 TOTS PERSUASIVE ESSAY TOPICS/PROMPTS
Choose one of the statements below. In a formal, persuasive essay, prove the statement.
Over the course of the play, Kate grows to love and respect Petruchio, and by the end of the play she is happy she married him.
Over the course of the play, Petruchio tames Kate by breaking her spirit, and so forces her into becoming an obedient wife who serves him but does not love him.
Your essay should have an introduction, 4 body paragraphs, and a conclusion. You should have at least 2 quotes in BP1 and BP2, and at least 1 quote each in BP3 and BP4, but you may need more, but don’t use too many. You will have to decide on how many quotes are just right. Make sure you use important and substantial quotes.
YOU ARE WRITING AN ESSAY ON THE PLAY, NOT THE MOVIE.
YOU MUST USE QUOTES FROM THE PLAY, NOT FROM THE MOVIE.
TUESDAY 11/15/14: Essay assigned
MONDAY 12/01/14: Intro Due
TUES 12/02/14: BP1 Due
WED 12/03/14: BP2 Due
THURS 12/04/14: BP3 & BP4 Due
FRI 12/05/14: Conclusion Due
MON 12/08/14: Completed Essay Due
POSSIBLE ESSAY STRUCTURES. THESE ARE JUST POSSIBLE IDEAS. YOU WILL NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW YOU ARE GOING TO DO THIS. EACH STRUCTURE HAS IT’S OWN CHALLENGES. THERE MAY ALSO BE OTHER STRUCTURES YOU MIGHT USE. YOU DECIDE WHAT WORKS FOR YOU.
PROMPT: Over the course of the play, Kate grows to love and respect Petruchio, and by the end of the play she is content she married him.
STRUCTURE FOR BP1 AND BP2: